29 Nov 2022

McLaren Vale winery wins major international people’s choice award

South Australian winery Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards was named a winner of an international wine people’s choice award.

Following the announcement of the Best of Wine Tourism Award global winners, as selected by an expert global panel, the public also had the chance to show support for extraordinary wine tourism experiences.

Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards won the public vote in the Wine Tourism Services category, which is for wineries or vineyards that excel in their cellar door service offering. The cellar door experience must stand out as memorable and the venue must offer a personal experience that sets it apart from its competitors.

Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards is a sixth-generation family-owned business in the heart of McLaren Vale. The Oliver family produce a collection of small batches, handcrafted wines from their 100-ha property, hosting guests in their heritage cottage cellar door.

The Best of Wine Tourism Awards are a celebration of wine tourism and recognise excellence in South Australia’s wineries and wine tourism experiences. It is part of South Australia’s membership in the prestigious Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

Membership to the network acknowledges excellence in grape and wine production and highlights the world’s finest wine tourism regions.

It formally recognises South Australia as one of the top wine producers and wine destinations in the world and benchmarks against prestigious regions such as Bordeaux and the Napa Valley.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Clare Scriven congratulated Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards on being the only winners from outside Europe in the Best of Wine Tourism People’s Choice Awards.

"More than 4,200 people around the globe cast their vote, it is absolutely fantastic that a South Australian family-owned winery stood out among the best of the best," Minister Scriven said.

"This is further proof that South Australia’s wine tourism offering is world class."

Minister for Tourism, Zoe Bettison said it was a wonderful testament to South Australian wine and wine tourism experiences to have one of the state’s wineries voted as the best by people across the world.

"Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards is an exceptional operator in McLaren Vale in the Fleurieu Peninsula, and with the support of a South Australian Tourism Commission grant, its new $1 million cellar door and wine education hub is helping make the visitor experience even more special," Minister Bettison said.

"Wine continues to be a major tourism drawcard for our state, and it is world-class operators like Oliver’s Taranga which are putting South Australia on the global stage."

Winemaker and Director at Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards, Corrina Wright said it is a thrill to be named a people’s choice winner in the Best of Wine Tourism Awards.

"This shows the calibre of South Australian wine industry, and the wine tourism experiences we offer are on par with the best around the world. Congratulations to the whole Oliver’s team on this achievement," Ms Wright said.

Learn more at: www.adelaidegreatwinecapital.com.au/awards